Regional Guide Thailand's Islands and Beaches

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Insight Regional Guide: Thailand’s Beaches and Islands offers a uniquely comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one of the most popular beach and island destinations in the world. Engaging and inspiring History and Culture chapters explain the country’s intriguing past as a melting pot of multiple peoples in South East Asia and the religion that has shaped the country today. The breathtaking landscape that attracts so many international visitors is explored alongside the huge variety of outdoor ...

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Overview

Insight Regional Guide: Thailand’s Beaches and Islands offers a uniquely comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one of the most popular beach and island destinations in the world. Engaging and inspiring History and Culture chapters explain the country’s intriguing past as a melting pot of multiple peoples in South East Asia and the religion that has shaped the country today. The breathtaking landscape that attracts so many international visitors is explored alongside the huge variety of outdoor activities that are on offer. The influences on Thailand’s world-famous cuisine are also investigated, along with tips for local favorite dishes to try. The Places chapters cover the country’s most stunning beach and island destinations in detail and suggest sights to see to help with planning your trip. Full-color photographs throughout illustrate the sheer beauty of Thailand’s beaches and islands more than any other guide to the area on the market, and give a true flavor of life in the country today. Detailed maps throughout the book help visitors get around the different areas, with all major sites cross-referenced with the text, and the Travel Tips sections offer selective advice on where to stay, what to eat and the type of activities that are available in each area. A free color pull-out map locates and describes Thailand’s 15 best beaches.

Insight Regional Guide: Thailand’s Beaches and Islands offers a uniquely comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one of the most popular beach and island destinations in the world. Engaging and inspiring History and Culture chapters explain the country’s intriguing past as a melting pot of multiple peoples in South East Asia and the religion that has shaped the country today. The breathtaking landscape that attracts so many international visitors is explored alongside the huge variety of outdoor activities that are on offer. The influences on Thailand’s world-famous cuisine are also investigated, along with tips for local favorite dishes to try. The Places chapters cover the country’s most stunning beach and island destinations in detail and suggest sights to see to help with planning your trip. Full-color photographs throughout illustrate the sheer beauty of Thailand’s beaches and islands more than any other guide to the area on the market, and give a true flavor of life in the country today. Detailed maps throughout the book help visitors get around the different areas, with all major sites cross-referenced with the text, and the Travel Tips sections offer selective advice on where to stay, what to eat and the type of activities that are available in each area. A free color pull-out map locates and describes Thailand’s 15 best beaches.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780050409
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Series: Regional Guides Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,387,200
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning food and travel writer Howard Richardson has explored Thailand as an editor and freelance writer since 1996. He has contributed to publications such as GQ and had a monthly column on Bangkok events and trends for six years in Sawasdee, the Thai Airways inflight magazine. He was previously the editor of Bangkok Metro, then Thailand’s biggest selling English language magazine, where he instigated the Bangkok Best Restaurant and Nightlife Awards.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Top Attractions Thailand’s Beaches and Islands
Editor’s Choice Thailand’s Beaches and Islands
Lazy Days and Island Ways
People and Culture

FEATURES
Decisive Dates
History
Religion
Southern Thai Cuisine
Nature and Environment
Outdoor Activities
A Calendar of Celebrations
Underwater Landscape
Temple Art and Architecture

PLACES
Introduction
Bangkok
Eastern Seaboard
Northern Gulf Coast
Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao
Northern Andaman Coast
Phuket
Krabi, Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta
Trang, Satun and Songkhla

TRAVEL TIPS
Bangkok:
Transport
Restaurants
Accommodation
Activities

Eastern Seaboard:
Ko Si Chang
Pattaya
Ko Samet
Ko Chang

Northern Gulf Coast:
Petchaburi
Cha-am
Hua Hin and Pranburi

Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao:
Ko Samui
Ko Phangan
Ko Tao

Northern Andaman Coast:
Ranong and Surroundings
Khao Lak and Similan Islands
Ao Phang Nga and Khao Sok National Park

Phuket:
Transport
Restaurants
Accommodation
Activities

Krabi, Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta:
Krabi Town and Beaches
Ko Phi Phi
Ko Lanta

Trang, Satun and Songkhla:
Trang Town and Beaches
Satun and Ko Tarutao National Park
Songkhla and Hat Yai

A-Z: Practical Information
Language
Further Reading
 

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